On Shaving: It's MY Body

I hate shaving. But society tells me that I am repulsive to the visual senses of humanity if my female body is strewn with naturally grown hair. I was treated with repulsion as early as twelve from a group of girls in a New Jersey sleep over camp run by strict Catholic nuns. Diving into the pool in my modest and second-hand one-piece suit, a bunch of girls started laughing at me. They came up to me, jeering, and pointing to the hair that had just begun to grow under my arms. I felt ashamed, and I blamed (yes, you guessed it) my mother for refusing to teach me how to shave my arm pits and legs. ...more

Courtesy of my Filipino blood, my upper-lip donned a prominent peach fuzz long before the the ... more

As Lovable as a Nutella-coated iPad

When I tweeted about eating Nutella, it immediately got dozens of people emailing and tweeting and facebooking about Nutella. When I write about half-sour pickles, a few people half-heartedly jump into the conversation. People may like pickles, but it doesn't mean enough to them to let me know. When I tweet about Nutella, there is a collective orgasm across the blogosphere. ...more

People love cute babies. I love cute babies. Almost as much as I love chocolate graham crackers ... more

08/09/10 Conor: I farted. That means in 4 minutes the poop will come. Maybe 5 minutes.

08/09/10 Conor: I farted. That means in 4 minutes the poop will come. Maybe 5 minutes. ...more

1. I wish I utilized my name as cleverly as you did yours in your username.
2. Please keep ... more

Our new home library. http://bit.ly/bXXMm0

Our new home library. http://bit.ly/bXXMm0 ...more

I LOVE COLOR COORDINATION AND COOL BOOKSHELVES! this makes me want to reorganize everything I ... more

Weekend Menu Planning: Give Zucchini Bread Some New Respect!

Zucchini can be a garden vegetable that doesn't get much respect this time of year. In fact, coming up on August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day, a yearly holiday for anyone trying to deal with an overabundance of zucchini from the garden. Giving away zucchini may be a good solution, but personally, I'd suggest making zucchini bread, one of the most delicious ways to turn too much zucchini into a good problem to have. ...more

(PHOTOS) The Ballerina Project: Find Beauty on the Streets of New York

My daughter, the tiny ballerina, has a poster of a dancer on her closet door. I never get tired of looking at the energy jumping out of this woman's fingers and toes; she is grace. ...more

But instead I live vicariously through episodes of So You Think You Can Dance and videos of ... more

Texting vs. Talking: What’s Your Stance?

While I have virtually no trouble picking up a phone today (the only remnants of my phone call-dreading years surface while leaving tongue-tied voicemail messages), I rarely have the need. School assignments and work questions can be dealt with via email. And I can reply to that party invitation over Facebook while I simultaneously consult my friend on proper party attire through a text message. ...more

Texting inevitably takes me much longer than it would to call for this exact reason.

First ... more

Texting vs. Talking: What’s Your Stance?

While I have virtually no trouble picking up a phone today (the only remnants of my phone call-dreading years surface while leaving tongue-tied voicemail messages), I rarely have the need. School assignments and work questions can be dealt with via email. And I can reply to that party invitation over Facebook while I simultaneously consult my friend on proper party attire through a text message. ...more

I definitely agree on the idea of texting being a bit "intrusive". I'll own up to occasionally ... more

The Anti-Old Spice Man: Meet Rippin’ Rick (VIDEO)

Here’s a lesson in philosophy courtesy of Wikipedia: Hedonism is a school of ethics based around the idea that pleasure is the only intrinsic good, essentially arguing that people want to obtain the maximum amount of pleasure for the minimal amount of pain. ...more

I don't know whether to cry from laughing or if those are tears of disgust. more

my stomach is doing a happy dance in preparation for the cookies i plan on making when i get home.

my stomach is doing a happy dance in preparation for the cookies i plan on making when i get home. ...more

originally peanut butter but then i played Iron Chef & added random things like chocolate chips ... more